Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year. On weekdays, poems are accompanied by exclusive commentary by the poets. The series highlights classic poems on weekends. Launched in 2006, Poem-a-Day is now distributed via email, web, and social media to 300,000+ readers free of charge and is available for syndication by King Features.
the bullet was a girl
the bullet is his whole life.
his mother named him & the bullet
was on its way. in another life
the bullet was a girl & his skin
was a boy with a sad laugh.
they say he asked for it—
must I define they? they are not
monsters, or hooded or hands black
with cross smoke.
they teachers, they pay tithes
they like rap, they police—good folks
gather around a boy’s body
to take a picture, share a prayer.
oh da horror, oh what a shame
why’d he do that to himself?
they really should stop
getting themselves killed
|November 03, 2010||The Undertow||Sasha Steensen|
|November 02, 2010||from People Close To You||Crystal Williams|
|November 01, 2010||On the Platform||Tom Sleigh|
|October 31, 2010||Theme in Yellow||Carl Sandburg|
|October 30, 2010||The Dead||Mina Loy|
|October 29, 2010||The Dead Girls Speak in Unison||Danielle Pafunda|
|October 28, 2010||Ants||Ravi Shankar|
|October 27, 2010||Tanka Diary [Don't need picket fences, brick wall]||Harryette Mullen|
|October 26, 2010||Autumn Evening||David Lehman|
|October 25, 2010||The Radio Animals||Matthea Harvey|